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  • Week Five - Part 2 SummaryWe spent the second half of week 5 at Jaleswar, where my parents spent the remainder of their thirty years in India. We were again greeted with enthusiasm and a deep sense of gratitude. I was struck by how much Posted by weidmantim in Weidman's Travel the World | Apr 4, 2015
  • March 31 (Tues)The Mumbai International airport is modern and a first class operation. I was flying with Air France from Mumbai to Paris and it took awhile to check in simply because they didn’t have a lot of Air France staff Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Apr 2, 2015
  • March 30 (Mon) At around 6:30am people started to get up but I waited until a little after 7 to do so, since we were still a distance from our destination. Our train was running late Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Apr 2, 2015
  • MaduraiHere we are already, our last city for the India portion of our trip. Madurai is another hustle and bustle city...lots of noise and other things that is India. We have spent two nights here, not one of our Posted by Bigstick333 in Tea and Spice Tour | Apr 1, 2015
  • March 29 (Sun)I got up a little after 8am in anticipation of a big day. So I dressed quickly and then went to the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and had my complimentary breakfast of an omelet, toast and jam, and a cup Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 30, 2015
  • March 28 (Sat)Today is a Hindu holiday called Ram Navami. It celebrates the birth of the deity Ram to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya. People were up early in the morning and it was quite noisy so I ended up Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 30, 2015
  • Goa and Gokarna beach life We travelled the coast living frugally to save money for our upcoming trips to Mumbai and Kanha National Park. Easily done on Kudle Beach where rooms are £3 a night and we fell asleep to soun Posted by TeamZecca in Funemployed World Tour | Mar 29, 2015
  • Kerala Part Three - MunnarOur last of the two nights in Kochi turned out to be the best part of the stop there. Our homestay gave us some advise on where they usually go out for dinner and it was probably one of the Posted by Bigstick333 in Tea and Spice Tour | Mar 29, 2015
  • March 27 (Fri)I woke up at 8am and got up immediately to get my day going. Orchha has some palaces and I thought that I would go sightseeing at them and a temple or two today. Since the weather here Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 28, 2015
  • Kerala Part Two - Alappuzha and KochiAs mentioned in the previous blog, Fran and I spent a couple of days in the backwaters of Alappuzha (formerly known as Alleppey). Most of the tourists that travel into the backwaters do so by houseboat.There are several sizes and Posted by Bigstick333 in Tea and Spice Tour | Mar 28, 2015
  • March 26 (Thurs)The last few days had been busy and I had fallen way behind on some of the things that I needed to do so I decided to have a quiet day. I started by sleeping in a little longer Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 28, 2015
  • March 25 (Wed) I was careful not to sleep late this morning because I had a busy day planned. One of the tasks I wanted to do was load the photos I had taken over the Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 28, 2015
  • March 24 (Tues)My watch alarm woke me this morning. I was refreshed and immediately began to get my things together so I could meet Rakeshsen and Aasish at the appointed hour of 7am. Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 27, 2015
  • March 23 (Mon)Today I slept in because I had a quiet day planned. Then I made a cup of hot tea (using the hot water appliance in my room), got my computer out and went to work. Unfortunately I couldn’t Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 27, 2015
  • March 22 (Sun)After a good night’s sleep I got out of bed quickly, got dressed and cleaned up, and then headed down to the lobby of the hotel. Here I met Rakeshsen and Aasish who were waiting for me; another employee Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 27, 2015
  • March 21 (Sat)I slept reasonably well and had breakfast at the Hotel Zen shortly after getting up. Breakfast today was a bowl of muesli with some curd and sliced fresh fruit. It was good but the dish was expensive and Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 27, 2015
  • Kerala Part One - Thiruvananthapuram and VarkalaIt was a fairly quick trip through Kerala state. In total we spent just over a week in five different cities (towns) within the state. We took our first train rides in India this last week. They were not long Posted by Bigstick333 in Tea and Spice Tour | Mar 25, 2015
  • Raunchy Khajuraho and Holy VaranasiKhajuraho Despite protestations from the guesthouse owner in Orchha, we decided to take the slow 3rd class pack ‘m all in as tight as you can train to Khajuraho. Supposedly, the train takes about four hours but that’s if it arrives Posted by Deb_Scott in Eat. Drink. See & Do. | Mar 24, 2015
  • March 19 (Thurs) During the night a few people who were looking for places to sleep wandered into our carriage but I noticed that the students would confront them and none of these Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 19, 2015
  • March 20 (Fri)I slept until about 7:30 and then got up. The motel room came with a small pot with an insulated coil inside of it that will heat up water; I decided to start my day with a cup of Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 24, 2015
  • Yoga Teacher Training 10 days down.Overwhelming but worth it Week 1 in Yoga teacher training school done, 3 weeks to go. My body and mind feel VERY tired, I am hoping it is just a matter of getting used to the schedule and kickstarting the brain into learning again! Posted by Amyexploring in Return to Adventures... 2015 | Mar 22, 2015
  • Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and OrchhaAgra Naturally, we were both eager to lay eyes upon, ‘a teardrop on the cheek of eternity’ and ‘the embodiment of all things pure’ but we were wary of tourist hordes and wondered whether the Taj Mahal would live up to Posted by Deb_Scott in Eat. Drink. See & Do. | Mar 20, 2015
  • March 19 (Thurs)During the night a few people who were looking for places to sleep wandered into our carriage but I noticed that the students would confront them and none of these folks stopped in our carriage for long. Around midnight Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 19, 2015
  • March 18 (Wed) [center][/center] Today is a travel day; I plan to take the 5:45pm train from Varanasi to Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 19, 2015
  • March 17 (Tues)This morning I got up when the noise outside prevented me from sleeping any more. I discovered that the power was out again when I tried switching on a light. The highlight of Varanasi is supposed to be walking along Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Mar 19, 2015
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